Tattled
Tattle Tat"tle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Tattled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tattling}.] [Akin to OE. tateren, LG. tateln, D. tateren to stammer, and perhaps to E. titter.] 1. To prate; to talk idly; to use many words with little meaning; to chat. [1913 Webster]

The tattling quality of age, which is always narrative. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To tell tales; to communicate secrets; to be a talebearer; as, a tattling girl. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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